Gliwice-Silesia 2019

Share the Joy! North Macedonia’s Mila Moskov works with Denis Dimoski on her Junior Eurovision entry

A former JESC alumni makes a comeback!

North Macedonia’s National Broadcaster, MRTV is in full steam ahead when it comes to preparing for the upcoming edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest that will be held in Gliwice, Poland.

Early last month, MRTV publicly disclosed Mila Moskov as their 2019 representative after undergoing a few internal rounds of auditions for the spot. You can read more about Mila and all of her music endeavors, here.

Mila Moskov’s cover of Billie Eilish’s “Bury a Friend”

However, we recently learn that Mila has an Junior Eurovision alumni on her side. The 2005 representative of the country, Denis Dimovski will also be involved in creating Mila’s entry for Gliwice.

Denis Dimoski represented North Macedonia back in 2005 with the song “Rodendenski Baknez (Birthday Kiss)” and managed to score 68 points and finish 8th overall.

More recently, Denis has been partaking in multiple talent shows across the region. His most recent appearance however is Zvezde Gradna (Stars of Grand) in Serbia. You can check out his medley of “More Sokol Pie” and “Dal Si Sretnija”, here.

Denis Dimoski performing his JESC 2005 entry “Rodendenski Baknez”

North Macedonia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

North Macedonia, formerly participating as the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R. Macedonia), has taken part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest since it began in 2003. Thus far, they have only missed out on the contest in 2012 and 2014. 

Their debut entry, “Ti ne me poznavaš”, which was performed by Marija & Viktorija, finished 12th out of 16, with a total of 19 points. It’s not uncommon for FYR Macedonia to finish 12th in the contest – they have finished 12th on 7 out of 13 of their appearances in the contest. Indeed, they have finished 12th in their last three appearances at the contest. 

Their best results came in 2007 and 2008, when they finished 5th on both occasions with Rosica Kulakova & Dimitar Stojmenovski’s “Ding Ding Dong” and Bobi Andonov’s “Prati mi SMS”. 

In 2018, North Macedonia were represented by Marija Spasovska and the song, “Doma” (meaning “Home”). Despite last year’s contest breaking the JESC participation record, the Balkan nation maintained their 12th place streak.

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